Duration: 3 hours
THE BEAN-SHAPED TOWN
Lucca is the perfect town for a walking excursion. Surrounded by gigantic city fortifications, it was a town of rich merchants as one can see when passing in front of refined palazzos and marble decorated churches. Learn why this stunning town managed to resist the expansion of Florence for centuries and how its inhabitants are considered so proud.
We arrange private guided tours of Lucca with a very experienced licensed city guide who can easily personalize your route following specific topics.
Our guided tour includes a walk along the city walls to offer you a charming perspective of the downtown.
A visit to Lucca can be also integrated with a fantastic 1-hour bike ride along the 4.5 km elevated ring on top of the city walls.
Here some of the attractions in Lucca:
– Anfiteatro square, formerly a Roman amphitheater
– the shopping street via Fillungo
– the monumental square Piazza Napoleone
– the 4.5-km-long city walls
– the Guinigi and the Ore medieval towers
– the Giacomo Puccini birthhouse
Our guide will be super-happy to personalize the tour according to your interests.
Whom you meet
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity does not vary according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
LUCCA HALF-DAY GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR,
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|from 2 to 20 persons||€ 190|
- A private English speaking licensed Lucca city guide for the whole tour
Rates do NOT include
- Entrance to any museum or monument in town
- Bike rental in Lucca: € 4 per bike per hour
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
This is a message from Ian, who joined us for a private half-day walking tour of Lucca with his family:
Thank you for your e-mail.
I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for arranging such a wonderful day for our family.
To begin with, the tour of Lucca with Wanda was fantastic. Her historical knowledge made for a very interesting morning and her enthusiasm throughout the tour brought the town to life! Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to Wanda.
And just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, we had an absolutely wonderful afternoon during our wine tasting tour at Cosmo’s estate.
Laura (from Ireland!) was a perfect hostess. She took us on a relaxing tour of the gorgeous grounds (with lots of grapes to sample), explained the wine making process and finished with a casual and very enjoyable hour of outdoor wine and olive oil tastings in the family gardens. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. We purchased some wine and olive oil and both were a big hit with family and friends back here in Canada.
Thanks again, Consuelo, for organizing our day, (suggesting that we see Pisa on our own) and allowing us to meet such wonderful people like Wanda and Laura. Our memories of our day in Tuscany are fond indeed and we would highly recommend our tour experiences to others.
Hopefully we will come to visit once again. If so, we will be sure to contact you.
This walking tour takes place in the city of Lucca. The meeting point can be reached by public transport.
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the guide is in Lucca downtown. Detailled instructions will be provided.
This program takes 3 hours. Time for reaching the meeting point not included.
Available all the year through, any day of the week.
This tour is available in English or Italian with no surcharge. For German, French, Russian or Spanish a surcharge applies.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
This program and its rates do not include transportation to the meeting point and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the town of Lucca, an area that can be reached by private and public transport. It is possible to reach Lucca by public bus service and by train.
Yet, the public service is not well diffused in all Tuscany so we highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach the meeting point.
As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.